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Participating in the ASM

Participation is open to all persons interested in nephrology. Professionals from a range of fields will be attending the ASM including:

  • Nephrologists
  • Senior scientists
  • Trainees and students in nephrology
  • Retired nephrologists
  • Pro-Vocational Physicians
  • Scientists undertaking higher degrees
  • Allied health professionals
  • Renal Nurses
  • Dietitians
  • Trade and Industry Representatives
  • Policy Makers
  • Academics

Join us online!

On behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology’s President, the Scientific Program and Award Committee (SPAC) and the Local Organising Committee, we wish to announce the ongoing COVID-19 circumstances has required us to innovate to ensure the provision of our Annual Meeting. The prevailing restrictions on travel and size of gatherings will require, for the first time in the history of the ASM, an Online Forum to replace the traditional Meeting.

The online ASM will take place at the end of November – beginning of December 2020 and will be complemented by the virtual 2-day Nephrology and Transplantation Update Course.

This history making forum will maintain many of the aspects so important to you, our members, when attending the ASM. It will provide opportunities to hear from presenters but also to network with fellow professionals and industry suppliers. These aspects are why we are continuing with the 2020 event online, rather than cancel outright, as many other organisations have done. We will still provide a valuable learning and networking experience for you!

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Our 2020 Scientific Program Themes will remain as listed below;

Important Dates

28 August 2020
Call for Abstracts Closes
Portal closes 11:59pm AEST

28 September 2020
Oral and ePoster Notifications

7 October 2020
Oral and ePoster Presentation Registrations Due

7 October 2020
Early Bird Registration Ends

19 October 2020
ePoster presentations due for submission

26 October 2020
Mini Oral presentations due for submission

2 November 2020
Symposia presentations due for submission

28 – 29 November 2020
Nephrology & Transplantation Update Course

30 November – 2 December 2020

Keynote Speakers

Click to view confirmed speakers for the Nephrology & Transplantation Update Course and the ANZSN ASM.

Professor Patrick (Paddy) Mark

Professor of Nephrology and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist, Glasgow Renal and Transplant Unit, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow

Professor Lisa M. Guay-Woodford, MD

Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC), Washington

Dr Yong-Soo Kim

Professor of Medicine, Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea

2020 ANZSN Sponsors

The society is grateful for the support of the following organisations. 






KHA Clinical Science Award and the ANZSN and KHA Environmental Research Award


2020 Scientific Program Themes

Developmental Biology General Nephrology – Pregnancy associated
Environmental Sustainability General Nephrology – Other
Experimental Immunology Genetics
Experimental Tubulointerstitial Disease Haemodialysis – CKD-MBD/Anaemia/Adequacy
General Nephrology – Acute kidney injury Haemodialysis – Vascular Access
General Nephrology – Epidemiology and Public Health Haemodialysis – Other
General Nephrology – Health Services Research Interventional Nephrology
General Nephrology – Glomerulonephritis Paediatrics
General Nephrology – Cardiovascular/Hypertension Peritoneal Dialysis
General Nephrology – Renal Genetics Transplantation

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology recognises that urgent action is needed within the nephrology community to help minimise the impacts of climate change, sustainably manage natural resources, and reduce and manage waste.  It is committed to embedding environmental sustainability into its operations, including holding conferences in ways that maximally benefit the host community and all involved while minimising environmental harm. Toward this aim, and with the help of the Green Nephrology Action Team (GNAT), a working group of the ANZSN, convened in partnership with Renal Society of Australasia, Kidney Health Australia and Kidney Health New Zealand, a range of green initiatives have been incorporated into the 2020 meeting. We thank you for your support of these and welcome feedback on improvements that might be made in future meetings.

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology is a not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of health professionals committed to the prevention and treatment of kidney disease.

Through the ANZSN, members support a range of research, education and clinical care initiatives to promote evidence based practice and quality outcomes for patients in Australia, New Zealand and our region.


  • Annual Scientific Meeting to bring clinicians and researchers together to share new knowledge and ideas
  • Awards program to foster, support and recognise research excellence in the prevention and treatment of kidney disease
  • Travel Grants program to enable clinicians and researchers to attend scientific meetings in Australia, New Zealand and overseas


  • Basic, Advanced and Update programs provide support to clinicians undertaking advanced training in nephrology and continuing medical education
  • Advice on the educational content of the Haemodialysis Academy and the Peritoneal Dialysis Academy
  • Supporting the Kidney School which provides access to lectures and webinars on nephrology

Clinical Care

  • The Home Dialysis Conference and the Dialysis, Transplantation and Nephrology Workshop to provide forums for the exchange of knowledge on contemporary best practice
  • Provision of advice and guidance to government, research partners, affiliated organisations and others on the development of patient care guidelines and quality indicators, particularly in the area of dialysis care
  • Provision of regional education, training and advocacy to improve access to care and education for patients and clinicians in developing countries

For more information and to become a member click here

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